Philoxenus of Leucas, Fragments

LCL 144: 180-181

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836 (a) Athen. 15. 685d (iii 516 Kaibel)

Φιλόξενος δ᾿ ὁ διθυραμβοποιὸς ἐν τῷ ἐπιγραφομένῳ Δείπνῳ ἀρχὴν ποιεῖται τὸν στέφανον τῆς εὐωχίας οὑτωσὶ λέγων·

1 κατὰ χειρὸς δ᾿ 2ἤλυθ᾿ ὕδωρ· ἁπαλὸς παιδίσκος ἐν ἀργυρέᾳ πρόχῳ φορέων ἐπέχευεν· 3εἶτ᾿ ἔφερε στέφανον λεπτᾶς ἀπὸ μυρτίδος εὐ- γνήτων κλαδέων δισύναπτον.

2 ἤλιθ᾿ ci. Page Page: προχοω φέρων cod. A 3 Grotefend, Fiorillo: στεφανολεπτας ἀπὸ μυρτίδων A Bergk: κλάδων A

(b) Athen. 4. 146f–147e (vv. 1–40) + 9. 409e (vv. 40–43) (i 332ss. + ii 392s. Kaibel)

Φιλόξενος δ᾿ ὁ Κυθήριος ἐν τῷ ἐπιγραφομένῳ Δείπνῳ, εἴπερ τούτου καὶ ὁ κωμῳδιοποιὸς Πλάτων ἐν τῷ Φάωνι ἐμνήσθη (fr. 189 K.-A.) καὶ μὴ τοῦ Λευκαδίου Φιλοξένου, τοιαύτην ἐκτίθεται παρασκευὴν δείπνου·


Philoxenus of Leucas

Philoxenus of Leucas


The Banquet

836 (a) Athenaeus, Scholars at Dinner

Philoxenus the dithyrambic poet 1 in his work entitled The Banquet makes the garland the beginning of the feast in these words:

And water came for our hands: a tender young boy poured it, carrying it in a silver jug; then he brought a garland double-woven from vigorous twigs of slender myrtle.

(b) Athenaeus, Scholars at Dinner

Philoxenus of Cythera in his work entitled The Banquet—if indeed it was he whom the comic poet Plato mentioned in his Phaon 1 and not the Leucadian Philoxenus—gives the following account of the arrangements for a banquet:

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.philoxenus_leucas-fragments.1993